The Big Data Revolution
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy’s main responsibility is to achieve a coordinated and integrated energy policy.
Norway’s maritime industry is an important driving force in the Norwegian economy and contributes to employment, value creation, and generates spillover to other industries. It has a strong international presence, with world class businesses in shipping, shipbuilding, maritime equipment and other maritime services such as classification, finance, insurance, maritime law and brokerage.
The Norwegian Government considers the maritime industry to be a priority industry. Despite this, the number of vessels in the Norwegian International Ship Registry has dropped considerably. A dwindling portion of cargo that travels along the coast is transported by Norwegian registered vessels. And the drop in oil prices is challenging the offshore fleet. Furthermore, we have an untapped potential in greener shipping and new technology development across ocean based industries.
The Norwegian Government presented a new maritime strategy in May 2015. The strategy aims to establish a stable and forward-looking regulatory framework. This will form the basis for future growth and value creation for the maritime industry in Norway.
The main priorities of the Government’s commitment to the maritime industry are: trade areas, environment, maritime administration, competence and education, research, development and innovation, international regulatory frameworks, blue growth in all ocean based industries, and sustainable growth and activity in the High North.
Shipping has been subject to stricter international regulations lately, limiting emissions to air and water. Requirements for emissions, together with the industry’s desire to reduce costs associated with fuel consumption, causes shipping to seek ways to increase energy efficiency.
Environmentally friendly shipping is a priority of the Norwegian government’s climate policy and as a result has ambitious environmental goals for the maritime industry.
Norway is leading in the development and use of gas-powered vessels and battery powered ferries. Using more environmentally friendly fuel and energy efficient vessels are key factors in reducing emissions from shipping. New technology and new solutions for operating vessels provide possibilities for emission reductions.
A green change in the Norwegian maritime industry will give it a competitive edge, and it is an important part of the Norwegian climate and environmental policy. The government will continue to further develop instruments supporting research and development for a greener industry. We will also work with piloting and commercialization of solutions for a more environmentally friendly shipping industry.
The opportunities that lie within the maritime industry will not be realized by themselves. Only through cooperation and interaction between government, researchers, commercial and industrial actors can we seize the opportunities ahead. Together we must welcome and encourage innovation.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries is responsible for designating industrial and seafood policy with an eye to the future.
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The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries is responsible for designating industrial and seafood policy with an eye to the future. This includes involvement in any policy area that affects value creation.
The collective value creation nationwide is what determines prosperity and wellbeing in Norway. The objective of the Government’s industrial and seafood policy, therefore, is to maximize value creation in the Norwegian economy.
The Ministry designates and creates a framework for and administers policy regarding Norwegian business activities – as well as other industrial and seafood policy instruments and policy for the shipping industry. The Ministry promotes trade, research, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries aids in coordinating the efforts of the various ministries in order to ensure a sound, unified, future-oriented industrial and seafood policy.
The Ministry serves as secretariat for the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister of Fisheries, a task which involves providing expert advice to the cabinet minister and Government in the sphere of industrial and seafood policy, as well as aiding in the drawing up of documents to the Storting.
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NME represents many of Norway’s most
ambitious and innovative companies,
ranging from multinational companies to
small dedicated niche players, serving a
wide diversity in different markets.
To increase its competitiveness, NME focuses on presenting companies within the Norwegian shipping cluster with organized activities in both national and international markets.
With a population of around five million,
Norway is a small nation. But despite
the size of the country, Norway is a big
player within the maritime industry. The
long tradition of the maritime services
has put Norway at the forefront of
innovation and development. As the
Norwegian ocean industry is diverse
and spread across various industry
sectors, cross-cluster work is essential
in order to secure continued innovation
and growth. The Norwegian maritime
equipment industry, supported by
NME, is a signifi cant participant in
NME will continue its focus on market conditions and market access in order to assist and encourage in the industry throughout challenging times.
One of NME’s roles is to become a vital
link between international markets and the
domestic maritime equipment industry.
To do so NME organizes promotional
tours to important markets, builds strong
relationships with international exhibition
providers and secures favorable exhibition
spaces for Norwegian companies.
NME works diligently with all parties within the Norwegian maritime clusters in order to ensure that Norwegian Maritime Exporters can retain its advantages in a challenging local and international market.
NME works closely with similar organizations worldwide in a pursuit to strengthen its members’ bonds to the maritime elements within the offshore industry.
To retain the advantages and superiority of the Norwegian maritime equipment industry one must look ahead. The future success hinges on the capability to change within the trends of the market and, as of today, with green and sustainable shipping and off-shore related equipment.
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responsibility for members’ interests,
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Norway is heavily dependent on open trade and an open investment climate. Foreign direct investments play an important role in maintaining Norway’s competitive edge and create the needed dynamism in the private sector.
The Maritime Department of the Federation
of Norwegian Industries interacts with
the authorities, financial institutions,
other maritime associations, schools and
universities, research and development
institutions at home and abroad.
Through SEA Europe, the common European lobby-organization in Brussels, the Department cooperates with other European organizations and associations in matters of interest for its companies.
The members are also engaged in the supply of equipment for the aquaculture industry, a major industry in Norway. The Department strives to produce high-quality equipment to ensure value creation and the reduced escape of fish.
Norway has a vast coastline and a major merchant fleet. Norwegians have always had to relate to the oceans and it is maybe not surprising that the nation has fostered a large maritime industry, developing, constructing and manufacturing vessels and equipment for all kinds of sea transport, including the fishing industry, offshore exploration, harbour equipment and management, surveillance, navigation and control, search and rescue and education, just to mention a few examples.
Norway’s history of innovative ship
design is coupled with a demand for
high quality, and a constant need
for efficiency to remain competitive.
Innovation, research and other creative
activities are strongly supported in the
The Maritime Department of the Federation of Norwegian Industries technology-driven maritime industry is highly exposed internationally, with 90% of the products made for export. It is also widely differentiated, ranging from the production of engines, propellers and thrusters to sophisticated navigation systems, dynamic position systems and coastal surveillance.
Products from Norwegian equipment manufacturers are often described as being made for extreme conditions, whether that is the weather in the Arctic or ruggedly made to withstand the challenges of deep-sea subsea work.
Core values are functionality, reliability,
and a high level of customer service.
Norwegian shipyards and ship designers are strong within several sectors for specialized vessels, i.e. offshore vessels, support vessels for wind-farms, specialized smaller vessels, coastal liners, ferries and fi shing vessels. Moreover, repair, maintenance and rebuilding play an important role, with numerous smaller yards spread all along the coast.
Environmental responsibility is given crucial priority in order to prevent pollution and to design equipment and vessels that are fuel-efficient.
Norway is one of the world’s largest
and most advanced maritime nations.
Norwegian shipowners operate a fleet
of nearly 1800 ships and rigs worldwide
and the Norwegian-controlled offshore
fleet is the world’s most advanced and
the world’s second largest.
As a leading maritime nation, Norway is an advocate for high international standards in the global shipping industry. The Association works at all stages in the maritime value chain, from basic seamen’s training, through higher education, research and innovation – both on a national level and internationally – to ensure education, increased skills and recruitment to all maritime segments.
The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry
and Fisheries unveiled its much-awaited
new national strategy in the second year of
the current government. After five thematic
hearings across the country last autumn and
in consultation with the Strategic Council for
Maritime Development (MARUT), the ministry
has produced a strategy document focusing
on eight themes: trade areas, environment,
maritime administration, research,
development and innovation, international
regulatory frameworks, blue growth, and the
“The government has been working since day one on strengthening the competitiveness of the maritime industry,” said Siv Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Finance, who copresented the strategy with Monica Mæland, Minister of Trade and Industry, onboard the sailboat Christian Radich in Oslo last May. “Now we have come up with several measures that ensure that the maritime industry can assert itself among the world’s leading industries.”
Among the key points of the government’s
Blue Growth strategy are a strengthening
of the net wage scheme, more funds for
research and development, such as the
MARKOM 2020 program, and an easing of
trade area limitations for NIS (Norwegian
International Ship) vessels. This will help
counter the considerable drop in the NIS
register to 528 and the dwindling portion of
cargo being transported along the Norwegian
coast by Norwegian registered vessels, as
well as the challenges facing the offshore
fleet in the wake of low oil prices.
The current guidelines prohibit NIS vessels
from carrying cargo or passengers between
Norwegian ports or engaging in regular
scheduled passenger transport between
Norwegian and foreign ports. The new
strategy relaxes cabotage (port-to-port
transport along coastal routes) rules in
NIS governing foreign short sea shipping,
foreign-going ferries, and the Norwegian
Continental Shelf. According to a survey
conducted by the Norwegian Ship owners’
Association (NSA), eight ship owners plan
to flag home 24 vessels from foreign ship
registers as a result of the easing of the
“Relaxing cabotage rules will open the door to more ships sailing under the Norwegian flag,” said Sturla Henriksen, NSA chief executive officer. “This will contribute to strengthening Norway’s position and influence internationally.”
The NSA has hailed the government’s
overall maritime strategy, calling it
“positive and proactive” with important
measures to bolster the Norwegian flag
registers and strengthen the competitive
advantage of Norwegian seafarers and
maritime companies operating in tough
international competition. In addition, the
new strategy contains a series of measures
within education and competency,
measures that would contribute to positive
developments in green shipping, a more
service-oriented maritime authority and to
maintain Norway’s leading position in the
development of the High North.
“The strategy takes a broad approach and forms a solid foundation which should allow Norway to maintain its leading position, even in challenging times,” said Henriksen. Norway is one of the world’s leading maritime nations with more than 110,000 employees.
Revenues in the Norwegian maritime industry have doubled over the past ten years to NOK 175 billion annually. In many coastal communities, maritime companies represent more than half of the increased revenues and jobs.
In order to sustainably continue that growth,
the government has proposed in its strategy
a number of green initiatives promoting
environmentally friendly technology and
alternative fuels for vessels. Among them
is a proposed requirement for low and zero
emission technology on ferry bids when
“We see that the use of zero emission solutions such as electric power is no longer a Utopia, but a reality and that there is a great potential for gas driven and hybrid solutions in shipping,” said Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment. “We will therefore support research, evaluation and commercialization of solutions towards more environmentally friendly shipping.”
Tor Svensen, group executive vice president for Norway’s DNV GL, one of the world’s largest certification and advisory companies for the maritime, oil and gas and renewable power industries, said this sends a “strong signal” from the Norwegian government. “In the past, the government has been buying ferry services without actually having a green requirement,” he said in an interview at the Nor-Shipping Conference in Oslo.
The government also pledges in the new maritime strategy to start negotiations with business organizations as a continuation of the NOx Fund - expiring in 2017 - which stimulates investments towards nitrogen oxide emission reductions. The negotiations will start as soon as the government gathers more insight into the level of Norway’s international emission commitments from 2030, according to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
Petter Haas Brubakk, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise’s director of industrial policy, welcomed the government’s invite to the negotiating table on the NOx Fund. Brubakk has been heading the negotiating committee for a new NOx Fund deal, which consists of 15 cooperating business organizations, including the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries, among others.
“The environmental agreement on NOx provides a predictable framework that reduces emissions and promotes environmentally friendly technologies,” said Brubakk. “The business sector’s NOx Fund has reported pressure from companies that want a clarification because of pending investment decisions.”
Since 2008, companies with activities in Norway have been paying into the NOx Fund rather than the NOx tax in exchange for implementing environmental measures that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The result has been 28,000 tons in expected NOx reductions and conversion to several dozen LNG driven ships.
“It was the NOx Fund that actually promoted LNG shipping in Norway,” said Svensen. “Without that, I don’t think it would have happened to the same extent that it did.”
Norway’s DNV GL created waves when it
first presented maritime predictions in its
Shipping 2020 report in 2012. As one of the
world’s largest technical service providers,
it predicted new-builds would emit 30%
less CO2 emissions by 2020. The Energy
Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) would be a
driver for more than half of the reduction.
Three years later, the company now foresees connectivity as one of the next emerging technology trends. Global high-speed Internet coverage, increased computing power and “Big Data” solutions are increasingly making the connected ship a reality. The spread of these technologies will enable the shipping industry to intensify its focus on enhancing operational efficiency.
“We are getting the Internet of all things (whereby) all equipment is starting to work with each other and the cost of sending data is going down,” said Tor Svensen, DNV GL group executive president, during a presentation at the Nor-Shipping Conference in Oslo this June, citing the quadrupling of bandwidth over the past five years.
The Big Data revolution dominated many
sessions at Nor-Shipping. Sturla Henriksen,
Norwegian Ship owners’ Association chief
executive, called the maritime industry the
“World Wide Web of logistics carrying 90%
of global trade” in his opening conference
speech to hundreds of industry participants.
In a follow-up panel debate at the Transformative Technology session, Walter Qvam, Kongsberg chief executive, pressed for open software platforms for the future intelligent fleet. Oskar Levander, Rolls- Royce Holdings vice president of innovation, engineering and technology, spoke of a notso- distant future filled with remote controlled ferries. And DNV GL’s Svensen highlighted three areas of opportunities for Big Data within safety, smart maintenance and increased operational efficiency in ships.
“By bringing together and analyzing both data from on-board monitoring systems and from external sources, a comprehensive insight is gained of voyage, engine and hull performance,” said Svensen.
One example is the Oslo-based company and exhibitor Xenata, which in 2012 developed the world’s largest freight intelligence platform. Through big data collection and analytics, its on-line platform provides insight into tens of thousands port-to-port pairs and lets users browse the routes and get both the most recent as well as historical redevelopments on their trades.
A recent DNV GL initiative taking advantage
of Big Data is the newly signed collaborative
agreement with Norwegian paint
manufacturer Jotun that brings together its
two performance management services –
Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution and DNV
GL’s ECO Insight solution – to collect and
analyze data on hull degradation.
According to experts, hull and propeller degradation accounts for up to 17% of the world fleet’s fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Stein Kjølberg, Jotun global sales director, said its advanced hull coatings and application technologies with compliant performance measurements had helped customers reduce fuel costs and emissions by up to 16%.
“Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions using its premium marine coating SeaQuantum X200 has saved the industry $1.7 billion in energy efficiency, or 15.5 million tones of emissions, over a five-year period based on 350 vessels sampled compared with a market average antifouling system,” said Kjølberg.
The new agreement, signed at Nor-Shipping, provides Jotun with hull and propeller performance computations based on ECO Insight’s computational fluid dynamic models that take into account the complete operational range of the vessel to help improve hull performance even further.
“This approach generates a much greater amount of baseline data than a conventional model tank test could deliver and provides customers with the information they need to prove that they reduce both fuel consumption and emissions to charterers, for example,” said Torsten Büssow, DNV GL’s head of fleet performance management.
However, Big Data is just among the latest
trends. The maritime industry has previously
been focusing on other ways to improve
ship energy efficiency. Albrecht Grell, DNV
GL director of maritime advisory, said there
have been three efficiency waves since 2007
running in three-year cycles: slow steaming,
individual trim tools, such as coating and
retrofits, and bow retrofits.
One of the latest innovations within the latter is Ulstein’s X-STERN concept, the winner of this year’s Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award. The prize honors the most promising design for ships that will be at sea in the coming decade, with the ship project demonstrating the greatest advances and innovation in design with respect to energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, use of technology, safety and security and environmental sustainability.
The unusual sloping and higher stern on X-STERN is based on the same innovative design used in X-BOW, which won a design award in 2005 and was first used on anchor handling tug supply vessel Bourbon Orca in 2006. The X-STERN has been developed for vessels dependent on the best possible motion characteristics, such as those supporting offshore wind turbine maintenance. It enables a vessel to stay positioned with the stern facing towards the weather even in harsh conditions.
Ulstein has already been commissioned for two SX175 offshore wind service vessels to be built at Ulstein Verft in Norway for German owners Bernhard Schulte/WINDEA Offshore. Set for delivery in 2016 and 2017, the vessels will provide support and maintenance for wind farm operations under a long-term charter contract for Siemens. At Nor-Shipping Ulstein also launched a new twin X-STERN concept vessel with a heightened stern at both ends that can service larger scale wind energy farms far from shore.
“When approaching turbines, you need a vessel that doesn’t make big moves,” says Tore Ulstein, Ulstein deputy chief executive officer, regarding X-STERN. “We have made a hull form that is rolling and pitching less. The design gives approximately a 30% reduction on the longitudinal forces from waves on the stern and can easily reduce fuel cost by up to about 30%.”
The Norwegian government recently
announced the start of the Green Coastal
Shipping Program last January (2015) as a
public-private initiative with the key players
in the Norwegian coastal shipping industry.
The goal is to create a future Norwegian
fleet run entirely or partly on batteries, LNG
(liquefied natural gas) and other eco-fuels,
even bio-fuels; everything from offshore
vessels, ferries, container ships, tankers, and
aquaculture and fishing vessels, to tug boats.
The program is currently in the first of four phases with phase one jointly funded by 25 industry partners plus Innovation Norway. The first of the five pilots in phase one is NorLines’ future cargo ferry with LNG/battery hybrid propulsion, zero-emission port sailing and port operation, including electric cranes with energy recovery. The second pilot involves Teekay’s next generation green shuttle tanker using alternative fuels such as LNG and volatile organic compounds for offshore DP operations and batteries in a hybrid solution.
The third is a hybrid aquaculture vessel specified by the Cargo Freighters’ Association and ABB. The fourth, proposed by the Norwegian Gas Association and Øytank Bunkersservice, is a hybridized bulk vessel that can be converted to a low-cost LNG bulker vessel with gas propulsion. The fifth pilot is initiated by the Port of Risavika, which plans to electrify its port operations and offer to charge ships with plug-in hybrid solutions.
The program could provide a “kinder egg”
of opportunities for the Norwegian industry,
help replace its ageing coastal fleet and
drive innovation, said Bjørn Haugland,
DNV GL chief sustainability officer. The
maritime industry accounts for 900 million
tons of CO2, equivalent to 3% globally. The
company forecasts that the global shipping
industry could reduce CO2 emissions by
60% within 2050.
“That will not be by LNG alone, but biofuel, hybrid and electric propulsion,” said Haugland during Maritime and Offshore Forum Oslofjorden Innovation Day in Oslo last April. “There will be a need for low carbon shipping.”
Norway has a particular advantage with this green initiative because of its large maritime industry – the country’s second largest export after petroleum – and dominance in environmentally friendly LNG technology. Norwegian ship owners operate 51 out of the current 63 LNG-fueled ships and will account for 14 of the 76 currently on order. By 2020, DNV GL expects there could be as many as 600 LNG ships operating worldwide.
“There is an increase in international interest from the US, China and Singapore,” says Narve Mjøs, DNV GL director battery services and projects and Green Coastal Shipping Program leader, in an interview. “LNG and batteries will become a large part of the future fleet.”
LNG has become more relevant for the maritime industry because of new strict environmental regulations. LNG reduces NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions by up to 85% compared to Heavy Fuel Oil, CO2 emissions by up to 30%, and sulfur down to zero. The shipping industry emits 22 million tons of NOx annually and 12 million tons of SOx (sulfur oxides), according to DNV GL.
“Here economics and the environment go hand-in-hand,” said Mjøs, pointing to the reduced fuel and maintenance costs. “One of the largest container ships emits the CO2 equivalent of 75,000 cars and two million cars´ worth of NOx emissions annually.”
One of the other incentives for switching to
hybrid and fully electric maritime vessels has
been the dramatic drop in lithium-ion (li-ion)
battery cell costs. Prices have fallen 75%
over the last four years, mostly thanks to
the mass production experience by the car
industry, said Mjøs.
Norway has been eager when it comes to adopting battery technology on board. Nearly half of all vessels with batteries – 13 out of 25 worldwide - are Norwegian. The most stellar example is the recently baptized NorLed passenger ferry Ampere, the world’s first fully electric car ferry.
Built by the Norwegian company Fjellstrand the ferry transports up to 120 cars and 360 passengers 34 times a day between Lavik and Oppdal on the western coast of Norway. The all-electric car ferry concept ZeroCat 120 behind Ampere won Skiprevyen’s Ship of the Year Prize during the international shipping conference SMM 2014 in Hamburg.
“A purely battery driven ferry can reduce fuel costs by 30-80%,” said Mjøs.
Batteries are particularly suited for offshore
supply vessels because of their fast response
time. A ship can use battery power to
compensate for the increased energy load
on the engine to tackle rough winds and
other types of harsh weather. Norwegian ship
owner Eidsvik set a precedent in 2013 by
installing a battery on the offshore supply ship
Viking Lady, making it the first commercial
offshore vessel with a fully hybrid solution.
There are even plans to do the same with its
sister vessel, Viking Queen.
“What they really like about the vessel (Viking Lady) is the responsiveness they get,” said Haugland. “It’s not just that the batteries reduce CO2 emissions. It also brings new characteristics. A Tesla can go from 0 to 100 (mph) in just 3.2 seconds.”
But there are challenges, both with the current low oil prices and a lack of incentives in the way contracts are structured, said Synne Opsand, managing director of the newly started Maritime Battery Forum based in Oslo, in an interview. Currently, oil companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf pay for the fuel costs of hired offshore supply vessels, while the ship owners are responsible for any fuel saving installations, such as a battery. This provides little incentive for ship owners.
Opsand was hired from DNV GL last year to head the initiative, which now has 50 members from the public and private sector (www.maritimebatteryforum.com). The goal is to help ship owners, suppliers, and the government network about these challenges, as well as the opportunities and benefits of switching to batteries.
The EU has expressed ambitions to reduce
long distance road haulage by 30% within
2030 by shifting transport from trucks to
either rail or sea. One way to achieve this
will be short sea shipping. These can be
all sorts of vessels – everything from dry
cargo ships, gas tankers, bulk carriers and
passenger ships – as long as they travel
within one continent.
Norway, which has the sixth largest merchant fleet by market value, also believes that short sea shipping will be an instrumental part of a sustainable and environmental friendly maritime industry. As part of its new national maritime strategy “Blue Growth for a Green Future” launched this June (2015), the Norwegian government has proposed initiatives for short sea shipping, such as a scrapping bonus for old coastal vessels.
“We hope to see this implemented soon, and that the ship owners will spend this scrapping bonus in investing in new environmentally friendly vessels like Short Sea Pioneer” said Hege Økland, NCE Maritime CleanTech managing director.
The Norwegian Center of Expertise (NCE)
presented its ship-in-ship design concept
Short Sea Pioneer to the Ministry of
Trade and Industry this February. Based
on a Design Driven Innovation Project
partly financed by the Norwegian Design
Council, the cluster’s group of designers,
ship operators and research institutions
developed a way of transporting goods to
smaller harbors without having to offload at
large ports for further transport via truck.
The solution involves a larger mother ship that carries all types of cargo – from timber to small items – that can be transferred to the daughter ship while it is docked into the mother vessel. The smaller boat can then go to smaller ports along the Norwegian coast near industry areas, such as Odda, Maløy, Svelgen and Hardanger, which are not accessible to larger vessels. Ship operator Norwegian Container Lines, one of the main project partners in the Short Sea Pioneer project, estimates it can realize NOK 400 million in value creation from lower fees and NOK 60 million in added revenue.
“The situation for NCL today in Svelgen, where we pick up cargo for (Norwegian metals producer) Elkem, is that the port where we pick up the goods are too small and the goods have to be transported by truck to larger ports where they are loaded onboard,” said Arne Jakobsen, NCL managing director in a statement. “This applies to more and more places along the coast.”
Moving more goods by sea would help
reduce road congestion and pollution
from road traffic. The volume of goods
transported is expected to rise by 30-40%
over the next 25 years. That represents
about 80 million more trailer trucks putting
wear and tear on the road. This could
reduce the societal burden of maintaining
the roads and traffic accidents, while also
The Short Sea Pioneer will contribute to the green shift by powering its mother ship partly by LNG, a more environmentally friendly fuel than Heavy Fuel Oil as it eliminates sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions, significantly reduces NOx and also some greenhouse gas emissions. This will help meet the new demands for the 0.10% SOx limit for Sulfur Emission Control Areas which entered into force this year (2015). A global limit of 0.50% is expected in 2020.
Both ships in the Short Sea Pioneer concept could also employ battery technology and fuel cells as well, making the daughter vessel potentially a zero-emission ship. This would make the concept particularly suited to the EU market, where there are many environmental efforts towards reducing emissions and sending more goods by sea.
“The EU has higher political targets when it comes to transporting goods from land to sea,” said Økland. “This concept will answer many of the political national challenges. There would be many business areas for Norwegian companies, from building to operating the boats.”
The main challenge for Short Sea Pioneer
will not be technology. The concept is
based on transferring technology from
other industries, which have used similar
ship-to-ship solutions, albeit not in the
same way. German towing company
Bugsier, for example, has developed a
Flexible Feeder Barge that uses a transport
barge connected into an installation dock
ship for offshore wind farm installations.
Short Sea Pioneer could be among the
first to employ a daughter ship that docks
into the mother vessel directly. Maritime
CleanTech is also considering a solution for
side-by-side transfer of cargo to make the
ship as fully flexible as possible.
“This is known technology, most of it,” said Økland. “We are just transferring it into a new area and putting it into a new logistic system.”
The real challenge ahead will be to get the project commercially viable. Maritime CleanTech is currently in the process of evaluating future partners for developing the project further. The previous partners in the Norwegian Design Council study phase included NCL, Wärtsilä, Servogear, Fjellstrand, Westcon, Eidesvik, SKL, and Eker Sandvik. The Norwegian Center of Expertise plans to identify new partners by the end of this year. But the project will still need additional support through possible new government schemes, such as a recycle bonus for scrapping Norway’s ageing coastal fleet, incentives for green logistic solutions, better financing terms for ship owners, or a continuation of the NOx Fund, which is set to expire in 2018.
“If we are very optimistic, in two to three years we can see this on the ocean,” said Økland.
Norwegian companies are exploring both
possibilities. The first concept, Project
Vindskip (Wind Ship), has attracted
widespread media attention for its unique
design and was recently nominated for Nor
Shipping’s 2015 Next Generation Ship Award.
The novel looking ship merges both sailing and aviation technology into a wind and LNG-powered vessel with a hull shaped like a symmetrical airfoil. From a distance, it partly resembles a heavy anvil. But when sailing into the wind, the sail-like hull generates an aerodynamic lift giving a smooth pull in the ship’s direction. Terje Lade, an avid mariner and speedboat designer, started the company in 2010 after having worked on the concept since 1993.
“You have to reduce the drag force both above and under water,” said Lade. “The ship is acting like a sailing boat.”
Back in the 90s, ship owners were not so
interested in his eco-efficient vessel. The
price for Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) was next to
nothing and no one was talking about the
environment, he says. The first Emission
Control Area (ECA) did not come into force
until 2010 in the Baltics and the English
Channel, which restricted the maximum sulfur
content to 1.5% in HFO. Now there are more
ECAs in other seas and stricter limits, with
a maximum global sulfur allowance of 0.5%
expected in 2020-2025.
“The environment is clearly the driving force behind this,” said Lade. The Vindskip® concept consists of three parts, which work like a dynamic unit. Wind Power System’s ship design generates a pull in the speed direction. Cruise Control acts as an LNG-powered propulsion system keeping the ship at a constant speed while Weather Routing Module calculates the ship’s best route with a computer program. This combination saves 60% in fuel and emits 80% fewer emissions compared to a reference ship.
The company estimates that a typical trip from Japan to Chile carried out by Vindskip®’s design would save 680 metric tons of HFO over its 23-day journey, representing 60% of fuel usage compared to a reference ship. That would in turn give a reduction of 2 million kg of CO2 emissions, 61,200 kg of NOx, and 34,000 kg SOx: the equivalent of the use of 1100 cars for a year.
The design particularly suits dry cargo ships, such as RoRo, RoPax, PCTC, passenger and container ships. Lade is engaged in formal talks with leading European car manufacturers with hopes of getting the first Vindskip® vessel – a PCTC (Pure Car/Truck Carrier) - sailing by January 2019.
“Car manufacturers want the lowest possible emissions when transporting their environmentally friendly cars,” said Lade. “For them it’s the total CO2 output that’s important, both in production, transporting and when the car is running.”
Another designer that has been thinking
outside the box within renewable maritime
technology is Geir Arne Solheim, the founder
of Havkraft (Translates to Ocean power in
Norwegian) and recently elected Norwegian
representative to the International Energy
Agency - Ocean Energy Systems board.
He started the project in 1998 with the idea of designing a technology that could convert wave energy into power based on oscillating water columns (OWC). At the time many were working with OWC onshore, says Solheim. But Havkraft has over the last years moved its concept to floating devices. Seventeen years later, the Havkraft Wave Energy Convertor (H-WEC) has come to life in the form of the fishing vessel MS Havkraft, which generates electricity.
Havkraft used an old trawler from 1978 for the installation of its 200 kW proto-type last year (2014). The wave-powered vessel has been running in the open waters at Stad, western Norway, since last April and produced electricity for close to 4,000 testing hours through storms and even high waters. Project partner MARINTEK (Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute) calculates that the prototype plant could produce up to 320,000 kWh per year.
Havkraft’s OWC technology is different in that it uses smaller modules lined up in a formation that can produce at any wave height and capture the different frequencies in the ocean. There is relatively little loss in the conversion and no moveable parts in the sea to get worn down. The company has received four different patents for its innovative technology.
“We have the possibility for picking up both kinetic and potential energy,” said Solheim. “You have the push force and the vacuum. The turbine blades are like wings on a plane driven by under pressure and over pressure and the turbines rotate the same way all the time.”
The company’s next focus will be on getting
its wave energy converters paired with wind
turbines. It has had formal discussions with
different wind turbine manufactures about
combining 4-7 MW wave power converters
on a semisubmersible foundation with 4-7
MW wind turbines. There is international
interest in Havkraft’s hybrid synergy
technology, which is already wanted for sites
“If you combine (the wave converters and wind turbines), you get better capital expenditure and operational expenditure in the project,” said Solheim. “You double the effect, but you don’t double the cost.”
SINTEF MARINTEK has developed mathematical models and run simulations of the plant for Havkraft. The 200 kW ship was constructed in 2014 at Stadyard, with assistance from Smartmotor (Rolls Royce), MARINTEK, Nyborg, Kvernevik Engineering, Ulvesund Elektro, and Stadt Towing Tank.
Havkraft has the possibility to deliver low cost and simple 1 MW stand-alone wave power plants on barges for smaller market needs. The company is also working on using its floating energy production to produce hydrogen - either onboard or onshore - to supply, for example, hydrogen-fueled cars and boats. Japan could be one eventual export market for this type of solution.
“Hydrogen is clearly a way to get more money out of ocean energy and contribute to off-grid solutions for de-carbonization of the transportation sector,” said Solheim.
Ahlsell is the leading specialist technical
trading company in the Nordic countries
within the fields of installation products,
tools and machinery.
Ahlsell makes a safe and reliant partner, and customers get:
John Gjerde AS, a specialist in maritime tank
venting technique in Sunnmøre Norway, has
added a new and innovative product to its
wide range of products for the ventilation of
service tanks such as, for example, ballast,
stabilization, fuel, lubrication oil, mud, cement
and fresh water tanks, which can be found on
all floating constructions.
Due to demand in the market for smaller and lighter valves as the space on decks is becoming more and more important for shipowners/oil and gas companies and environmental issues leading to a lower total weight of vessels, which lead to the possibility of the use of smaller engines, John Gjerde AS has developed a new small and lightweight aluminium tank vent check valve.
The present generation of offshore vessels, oil rigs and FPSOs are designed to maximize working decks because most owners are paid by the square metre for working deck available for their clients. Cargo rails are getting smaller, tank shapes are changing and there is an increase in incidents due to capacity difficulties with tank vent check valves in general which leads to severe damages on the constructions.
John Gjerde AS, knowing about all of the difficulties involved, has tested all its products in its own testing and research department in Gjerdsvika, Norway. As always, the company JG does not compromise or jeopardize safety, the good working processes and quality of its products.
Thanks to the special testing facilities, which have been specially built by John Gjerde in cooperation with NTNU in Trondheim, the company was able to enlarge the air capacity in the tank vent check valves to a new level. Looking at the average capacity of other tank vent check valves in the market the company has managed to create the new and even smaller HIDE aluminium valve with a capacity which is ten times as big. Tests onboard of different types of vessels and oil rigs have shown that problems such as suction blocking, banging and braking floaters, damaged tanks and sleepless nights for the crew are now history with the HIDE valves.
As many other sub suppliers for the maritime and oil and gas industry, John Gjerde is located in the heart of the maritime cluster in Sunnmøre and the quite important exchange of information between shipowner, ship designer and ship builder is unique in the world. This cooperation has lead to many high tech and special designs which are famous all around the world. It is than not surprising that many of the Norwegian shipowners and shipyards have chosen to have the new aluminium HIDE tank vent check valve as the standard for their high quality vessels.
With the upcoming interest in a new sailing route north of Russia the request for ice class vessels is increased. Oil and gas companies as well as ship owners see the economic value of the availability of oil near the North Pole and the new cargo routes. With the introduction of the new HIDE aluminium valve John Gjerde has also launched a new electrical heating system for Arctic conditions. The system works dependably and up to temperatures of minus 40-50 degrees Celsius. The heating system can also be built on later on as well which is unique in the field of tank vent check valves.
Arranging ocean transport solutions for
oversized, sensitive and heavy cargo is a daily
task for Alex. Birger Grieg.
Together with trusted partners worldwide, and with extensive experience within the company, safe, engineered transport solutions have been delivered to major industrial and offshore customers.
In contrast to competitive tank or bulk chartering, nearly every transport is custom engineered to accomplish safe handling and transport of unique cargo.
As an independent ship agent in Norwegian
ports, Alex. Birger Grieg has delivered
personal, dedicated and discrete services to
many high demanding customers and projects.
Foreign naval ships, cruise ships, super yachts and special merchant vessels are amongst the most frequent ships handled by Alex. Birger Grieg.
Maritime support for the offshore fleet including pipe laying, construction, anchor handling vessels and accommodation rigs is offered 24/7 by sister company Bergen Agent AS.
The BD Marine division in BD works
closely with many Norwegian ship builders
and ship owners. It is the largest company
in this field in Norway and supplies most
of the shipyards in Norway with pipes,
fi ttings, valves, actuators and valve control
systems. The products can be delivered
in different types of material qualities, for
example carbon steel, stainless steel or
If a ship is repaired or constructed in countries where sourcing correctly classified materials can be challenging, BD Marine can assist with standards and material qualities for immediate deliveries. (BD Marine only delivers materials from manufacturers approved by the major classification companies).
The head office of BD Marine is located in Ålesund, as a part of the maritime cluster on the west coast of Norway. The company’s central warehouse is located in Oslo, and in Ålesund BD has a stock of goods especially dedicated for the maritime industry. In addition, the company has four warehouses located in Romania, two in Tulcea, one in Constanta and one in Braila to take care of local yards and other industrial customers. In 2009 BD also opened a warehouse in Vung Tau in Vietnam for the Vietnamese market. BD also supplies its products to shipowners when repair jobs must be done, anywhere across the globe.
BD’s Industrial & Shipbuilding catalogue can be found on its website – www.dahl.no – and this catalogue has been described by users as “the bible in sourcing the correct materials for shipbuilding and repair”. Although today many believe that electronic access is the only solution, BD is also aware that many customers prefer the printed copy of the catalogue.
Brødrene Dahl AS (BD) was established in 1917 in Norway and is today Norway’s largest piping wholesaler. BD works within the areas of HVAC, sanitation systems, industry, tools and refrigeration. The company has more than 50 outlets nationwide and approximately 1,000 employees. BD is a part of the Saint Gobain Group, established in France in 1665, which is one of Europe’s top 100 leading industrial groups.
Brunvoll Thruster Control Panels have an intuitive human machine interface control system. They are designed for easy integration with flexible design of the panels for easy integration.
The Brunvoll Electronics Cabinet is a user-friendly thruster control system and it has easy access for troubleshooting and adjustments.
The Brunvoll Gravity Tank ensures a steady supply of hydraulic fl uid to the HPU and thruster gearbox.
Brunvoll’s Compact Hydraulic Power Unit is a variable displacement pump which responds to the command signal and delivers the exact amount of oil needed for the propeller pitch movements.
The Brunvoll HPU Starter has a starter for the HPU motor and interconnections for the HPU.
The Brunvoll Electric Motor Starter includes the company’s own design provides an elegant and cost effective technical solution. It offers easy access to every component, simplifying the cabling process.
When designing, flexibility is your greatest asset. This is where Consilium’s modular system shines: it is smarter, faster and more efficient. Let the company show how it can reduce costs, increase safety and even improve your designs from the very beginning.
Consilium can help reduce installation time, so you can get up and running fast. It is all about going further with less, and about having the flexibility to adapt as needs change.
Shutting down the fire and gas detection system, even for a manual test, can cost a fortune. This is why Consilium goes above and beyond - with redundancy, continuous self-testing, remote monitoring and a dedicated global service network - to ensure your uptime.
Regular service work or emergency assistance is carried out on all ship types up to 7,500 tons displacement.
Fiskerstrand Verft AS offers the following:
For planning, projecting and execution of conversions, midlife upgrading or life time extensions, Fiskerstrand has broad experience on all ship type upgrades and the company staff can assist in all aspects on completion of your project.
Since 1965, Fiskerstrand Verft AS has delivered 83 different vessels on time and on budget. The projects are planned and managed, working closely with ship owners, naval architects and suppliers to ensure the best possible solutions for the company’s customers.
Floating dock, cranes and equipment are regularly renewed to meet new demands. More than 1 500 vessels are docked at the yard and Fiskerstrand is proud to say that all of these jobs have been completed as planned. Fiskerstand’s capacity includes:
Fiskerstand’s reference projects include the following:
The work included:
To be able to load any cargo available
at any time, a tanker should be able to
handle a variety of cargoes, such as oil
products, bio-fuels, chemicals, acids,
edible oils or special cargoes like molasses and slurries.
Each individual cargo has its special physical properties like being viscous or volatile, require heating or cooling. A Framo pumping system has no limitation as to what kind of liquid it can handle.
A cargo handling system which is able to
perform a quick and safe discharge and
drain of any cargo against any terminal back
pressure is strongly preferred.
The efficiency of a vessel will depend on how quickly a tanker is able to discharge the cargo including time for stripping, carry out tank cleaning and be ready to load the next cargo. Reduced turn around time in harbour means higher annual turnover.
The Framo cargo pump design has proven to be superior to others in providing quick and safe performance regardless of cargo, specific gravity, viscosity or discharge head.
A cargo pumping system must be able
to discharge, drain and clean the cargo
tanks in an efficient manner with limited
slop, in order to make the vessel ready
to receive a new cargo.
A Framo pump is specially designed in order for the operator to discharge and drain/ strip the cargo tanks in a safe and reliable manner without the risk of any heat build up or without the need for personnel to enter a most hazardous environment.
In combination with the company’s special design cargo heaters, the efficient tank cleaning notation enables users to change between dirty and clean cargoes without any intermediate loadings.
Hansen Protection is the market leader and manufacturer of immersion suits. All suits are tested and approved according to the most stringent national and international standards. The company places great emphasis on innovation and development and push the boundaries at the leading edge of design, ergonomics, materials and suitability for purpose. Hansen Protection develops and refines different types of suits in close collaboration with specific user groups to ensure optimal design and performance. Functionality is particularly important. The company´s unique approach to customization and extensive service network makes it the preferred partner.
Hansen Protection´s high-tech SeaWind suit is certified by SOLAS, ISO and EASA. As such it is approved for most of the most demanding work situations imaginable. No other survival suit can match its suitability for such a wide range of applications.
Hansen Protection has two Emergency Breathing Systems. One manual and one automatic. Both systems can be supplied with Hansen Protection´s range of SeaAir survival suits. The company´s manual Emergency Breathing System is classifi ed as a “rebreather”. It is connected to an integrated infl atable lung and one breathes through a mouthpiece and “reuses” one’s own air. Hansen Protection set a new standard for automatic Emergency Breathing Systems when it launched SeaAir EBS. Suitable for use in extreme cold, being able to start breathing whilst still under water, a unique nose clip and other features make this one of the best automatic solutions on the market.
Our HPL EPIRB is specifically designed for helicopter transport passengers wearing our emergency immersion suits. The device is integrated in the suits to facilitate quick and easy localization. The emergency distress location signal is activated automatically when the wearer ends up in the sea.
As a leading international oil and gas region, Hinna Park has quickly established itself as Stavanger’s leading Central Business District (CBD). It has become home to knowledgebased business opportunities and innovative, technology companies.
Hinna Park’s strategic business mix makes it the ideal location for companies operating in the oil and gas industry, consultancy, legal and banking and financial sectors. In this way a cluster has developed where interaction and rivalry creates sustainable competitive advantages.
Hinna Park is centrally located in the heart of the region, with excellent public transport links. As well as ample parking, the area is serviced by local train which stops close to the area’s commercial buildings with departures in both directions every quarter. There are, in addition, several bus routes to Stavanger and Sandnes from the area.
Hinna Park offers a unique combination of commercial businesses and residential living ensuring that the area bustles with activity from morning to night – and it all happens in aesthetic surroundings. Companies, like people, are shaped and inspired by their surroundings. At Hinna Park businesses will be in the company of other exciting and dynamic companies. It is a vital environment of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm – a place where new ideas and possibilities will thrive.
Hinna Park paves the way for creating innovative and flexible office spaces, in close collaboration with its clients. Hinna Park’s portfolio includes more than 50,000 m² of prime office space. Hinna Park can customize to fit its clients’ needs and requirements, regardless of size, either in one of its existing buildings or one of its new developments.
This technology will result in better decisions. Ship owners and crews will know how vessels are performing, when to schedule maintenance, and how to predict — and avoid — equipment failure. Swift, automated route and voyage planning technology will integrate vessel traffic into global supply chains. Seamless shipshore connectivity and software-enabled decision support tools will make the industry more responsive and flexible. This technology will also help the industry meet future challenges, whether in the form of environmental regulations, fuel-efficiency imperatives or market volatility. With onboard equipment supplying streams of data to centralized control and decisionsupport systems, it will be a challenge to process the resulting “big data” and handle the increasing scope and complexity of the systems involved. Ultimately, the digital revolution will allow the industry to rethink its business and operational models.
Jeppesen helps its customers explore the digital options and address the complexity of marine operations by providing integrated, intelligent information systems. Jeppesen is an industry leader in navigational and operational solutions that support the transition to ECDIS and e-Navigation.
Jeppesen FlatFee licensing makes
transitioning to electronic charts easy.
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The Offshore/Marine sector is one of Kitron's areas
of particular EMS competence. Quality demands
are extremely high for electronic assemblies in
this area, with special coating processes and
traceability often required. Production runs are
often small and complex. The proper development
and industrialization phases are critical for
success. Kitron offers all the support you need.
We have the expertise, technology and flexibility to
handle all aspects of such projects.
Kitron divides the Offshore/Marine sector into three main areas:
Kitron makes high-quality electronic
equipment for the subsea electronic module
(SEM) that is part of the subsea control
module (SCM) used in subsea operations
worldwide. The company also produces
state-of-the-art seismic equipment that
is fully tested - electronically, visually and
Kitron global sourcing specialists have a deep understanding of lifecycle cost analysis and regulatory requirements. In choosing suppliers and components, the company knows how to take advantage of the opportunities that the global market offers. Kitron thus helps customers gain competitive advantage through lower material costs, better quality and a seamless supply chain.
Kitron has extensive experience manufacturing, assembling and testing electronics products, with full PCBA and Box-build/HLA capabilities. Kitron’s modern facilities in diverse locations worldwide have automated assembly lines for PCBs, electronics, microelectronics and micromechanics, also handling system integration, repairs and upgrades, product marking, traceability and packing.
ABB, Schlumberger, Hernis and FMC Technologies are among the international customers that have benefitted from Kitron's Offshore/Marine EMS expertise and can provide references.
For the offshore and marine industry,
Kongsberg Maritime’s product range
includes systems for dynamic positioning
and navigation, marine automation, cargo
management and level sensors, maritime
training simulators and position reference
systems. The company is a market leader
in dynamic positioning
systems, automation and
satellite navigation and
include countries with large offshore and
Among the company’s latest products is the ergonomically designed K-Master integrated aft bridge work station, which combines navigation, control and manoeuvring functions in one solution. Within easy reach of the operator, the K-Master workstation includes interactive interfaces for: Dynamic Positioning (DP), independent DP joystick, manual thrust control, alarm and monitoring / vessel automation, central bridge alarm system, chart radar, conning display and communication devices. By introducing K-Master for the aft bridge, Kongsberg Maritime now offers a complete solution for the whole bridge, in addition to fully integrated automation and control solutions, as part of its Full Picture delivery concept.
Kongsberg Maritime provides leading technologies within:
Over the years, NEK Kabel has continually
developed a series of communication cables
for the marine and oil and gas industries.
Nowadays, the company offers the most
comprehensive range of DNV and, soon,
ABS approved cables. These include LAN,
bus, coaxial, RS, fibre and custom made
cables. The company takes pride in being
flexible with short delivery time and low
quantity for production.
The approved cables are made according to the highest degrees for being fire retardant, and they are also available with armour and mud resistant outer jackets according to NEK 606.
NEK Kabel is also a supplier of cable for extreme environments and meets the requirements for:
NEK Kabel is today present in Norway, Finland and Asia Pacific, and with a growing global network of representatives, agents and distributors, granting support and availability of cables right where its customers are.
The markets Last Mile Communication AS approach are the power industry, surveillance & safety, maritime, offshore, oil & gas and the aviation industry.
Industrial Data Communication, Radio Telemetry solutions, IP Video solutions, Distributed Antenna Systems.
After 17 years Last Mile Communication AS has established itself as Scandinavia’s leading distributor of robust and customized data communication and video solutions for all industrial environments, both ashore and at sea, like on oil platforms.
Control units are the major contributor to
Lilaas’ turnover. They include products that
range from the simple to the very complex,
from one-axis control levers, hand wheels
and rudder controls to azimuth control units
and multi-axis joysticks. All units may be
delivered motorized on all axes and with
several optional features. Most models are
certified by DNV GL .
The Azimuth Electronic Shaft System (AESS), developed by Lilaas and known for its reliability, is used in a wide range of applications. Master and slave control levers are connected for simultaneous operation.
Unique design, top-grade materials and thorough testing produce products of high quality that require a minimum of service and maintenance. In addition to a broad standard assortment of control levers, Lilaas offers specialized solutions designed to customer specifications. The company has experienced excellent working cooperation between customers, professional industrial designers and its own engineers. Accordingly, Lilaas is introducing a new in–house developed generation of high software content, electrically controlled levers and Joysticks wich marks a step-change for the company and its customers.
Lilaas has received a handful of awards for design excellence, both national and international. The company has been awarded Norwegian Design Council’s award for Design Excellence several times, and received the Red Dot award once from the international Red Dot Institute for Advanced Design Studies.
The company has recruited a staff of
skilled operators and engineers and
created state-of-the-art equipped
departments for mechanical production
and manual assembly. It cooperates with
demanding customers in offshore and
maritime related business in Europe, Asia
and in USA. Lilaas also supplies precision
mechanics to medicine, defence, space/
satellite related industries.
Modern machinery and a skilled staff make the company capable to cope with stringent grades of tolerance, a characteristic force of its production. The machine department produces small and medium-sized details in a range of materials, such as stainless/ acid-proof steel, titan, inconel 718, covar, hasteloy, brass, aluminium and various plastic materials. The Lilaas factory uses CNC controlled machine tools with integrated CAD/CAM, and design and production uses technology such as Pro/Engineer and EdgeCam.
MT was established in 2002 with the goal
of developing a better dynamic positioning
(DP) system. Within sixteen months, the
first vessel equipped by MT was awarded a
DP-2 classifi cation by the American Bureau
of Shipping (ABS).
Today, MT has become a one-stop resource for the shipping and offshore industries, offering a variety of cuttingedge vessel control systems and related services.
MT produces and delivers type-approved DP systems representing all International Maritime Organization (IMO) classes, as well as less complex DP and joystick solutions. If it’s sophistication that’s needed, MT’s Bridge Mate Integrated Bridge System (IBS) holds the DNV-type approval of NAUT-OSV/AW – the most comprehensive bridge class notation in the industry today.
Completing MT’s range of services is C-Comm, offerning customers reliable, seemless global VSAT coverage at affordable prices.
MARINTEK’s main areas of focus are:
MARINTEK has the testing facilities, expertise and analytical tools for the purpose of developing operationally efficient and safe ship concepts. These include:
Minimal environmental impact and optimal Emission to air is the greatest challenge for the shipping industry. MARINTEK provides technology development for improving energy consumption and reduction of emissions. MARINTEK also offers measurement services on site for documentation for energy and emission profi le:
MARINTEK is at the forefront of the An increasingly important requirement in shipping is high-quality organizational performance in logistics and ship operation. To help achieve this, MARINTEK provides:
NTNU (the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology) is a cooperative
partner of MARINTEK within R&D strategic
programmes. MARINTEK is one of the main
supporters of NTNU's AMOS - Centre of
Excellence for autonomous marine operations
and systems. Its focus is on hydrodynamics,
structural mechanics, guidance, navigation
A University Technology Centre has been set up by Rolls-Royce, NTNU and MARINTEK within propulsion and control. MARINTEK, together with NTNU, is one of the strongest civil centres of maritime R&D in the Western world.
Markleen focuses on state-of-the-art engineering and production techniques in order to provide the most competitive and best performing systems on the market. Operator safety, fast response, minimal manpower requirements and high quality are principal concerns. The company’s objective is to be the best choice for its client’s bottom line over the long-term.
Markleen´s head offi ce is located in the seaside village of Vollen, approximately 20 kilometres south of Oslo. The group has more than 50 employees and makes its equipment at plants in Norway, Sweden and Spain.
For ship owners, Neptun Maritime can offer complete project management for new building and conversion projects. This includes the management of complete process from writing building specification, collecting offers from shipyards, contract negotiations, management of the building process including:
Neptun Maritime also offers the hiring of personnel. This includes supervisors and engineers for hire, which may be part of ship owners’ own organizations/site teams.
Neptun Maritime offers advising assistance
to shipyards which have less experience in
building of, for example, advanced offshore
This may comprise the review of shipyard facilities, planning, organization etc. It may also include specific advising assistance during project execution like advisors for project management and for the different disciplines like engineering, planning, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical etc.
Neptun Maritime also offers the hiring of engineers to be a part of shipyards project organization. The company also offers different types of documentation including:
Neptun Maritime offers shipyard equipment
packages for vessels according to the
building specification. The company provides
equipment from different suppliers collected
into one package.
Based on the company’s long experience and relations to equipment suppliers Neptun Maritime offers its clients reliable equipment to their own and their customers’ satisfaction.
Neptun Maritime secures the interface between different equipment and ensures the delivery of equipment in accordance with its clients’ obligations.
The company carries out the interface coordination, provides documentation and follows up the entire delivery.
Neptun Maritime may alternatively offer the shipyard to collect a quotation from suppliers, carry out contract negotiations, check and expedite the delivery of the equipment. In this way the shipyard acts as the purchaser towards the suppliers themselves.
Nogva marine gearboxes are manufactured for the 80 to 900 hp range. The company’s gearboxes are equipped with a hydraulic servo system for CP propellers, enabling the propeller pitch to vary between full ahead to full astern. With a SAE C 12/24 DP standard fl ange connection, Nogva’s HC-258 and HC- 168 gearboxes can be supplied with single or twin PTOs for operation of equipment such as hydraulic pumps.
Nogva offers three types of propellers: CP propellers, propellers with axle thrust and propellers that can be adjusted externally. All of Nogva’s newer models are 3-blade B-series propellers.
Nogva Motorfabrikk AS is the Norwegian representative for several lines of marine engines, including:
Norwegian Shipbuilders is the joint sales and marketing organization for more than 20 competing shipyards located along the coast of Norway. The organization’s role is to liaise with Norwegian and foreign shipowners, and to find them the best offer for any kind of shipbuilding assignment. The member yards have specialized in their fields for generations and have extensive expertise in all aspects of shipbuilding, from newbuildings to conversions and repairs. They can refer to a comprehensive list of completed assignments and satisfied owners. Norwegian Shipbuilders provides a meeting place for all the member yards. The organization’s main job is to make all the services of its members available and to act as a coordinator during all phases of an assignment.
Detailed knowledge of all its member companies gives Norwegian Shipbuilders the necessary insight to recommend which of the yards are best suited to undertake a specific assignment to the maximum benefit of the client. The organization can thereby save the clients unnecessary work by connecting them directly with those member yards which have the best expertise and capacity for the job in question.
Each yard works independently and on its own terms during the tendering procedure, in full competition with the other members. Norwegian Shipbuilders feels a great sense of responsibility for ensuring that each client is offered a good product at the right price, delivered at the agreed time. This reflects the view that satisfied customers are the best reference.
The member yards cover new building, conversion and repair of all types of vessel. Norwegian Shipbuilders can therefore offer any kind of merchant vessel, fishing vessel, offshore unit or other specialized vessel adapted to meet individual requirements.
All the member yards have carried out assignments requiring a high level of competence. A number of special vessels built for challenging applications have been delivered to shipowners worldwide. Feedback has indicated that these vessels have fully met the demands. As a result Norwegian Shipbuilders has a number of regular customers who have built a large proportion of their fleets at its members’ yards. By serving quality-conscious customers, the organization has acquired top-level shipbuilding expertise. No job is too demanding. The more complicated an assignment is, the better.
Norwegian Shipbuilders is staffed by a group of people with long experience from shipping and shipbuilding. Founded in 1945 as the West Norway Shipbuilders Association, its name was changed in 1990 to Norwegian Shipbuilders Sales and Marketing Organization. The purpose was to reflect the industry’s own request – to convert the organization into a pure sales and marketing body. Over the years, a good and lasting collaboration has been built up with shipping companies world-wide. This cooperation has given the member yards detailed knowledge of the requirements which modern vessels must meet. The organization makes its knowledge available to everyone who is thinking of building, converting or repairing ships.
Norwegian Shipbuilders belongs to the member yards themselves, and its objective is to look after the member’s interests. Its board consists of shipbuilding chief executives, who draw up guidelines for the organization’s activities.
As a pioneer in the ballast water industry, Optimarin has developed an optimal solution for ballast water treatment. The OBS is based solely on pre-filtration and UV irradiation for efficient removal and inactivation of marine organisms. The Ex-approved OBS is one of the few treatment options that does not require or generate any chemicals or biocides in its treatment and cleaning process.
The Optimarin Ballast System has a small footprint and weight, and is therefore easy to install on board existing vessels as well as on new builds. Customers can choose either a pre-assembled skid mount or a modular system that can be tailored into any vessel. By using 3D scanning in existing vessels the OBS will be installed with an optimal solution, saving both space and time. The OBS accommodates a wide range of ballast water flow capacities and can handle flows up to 3,000 cubic metres and hour, and even higher upon request.
The modular OBS uses standardized components for all flow configurations. All UV spare parts can be used for any system configuration which provides simple procurement and logistic operation for both owners and operators of large and diverse fleets. The OBS comes with one of three types of filter: Boll &Kirch, FilterSafe and Filtrex. Customers have easy access to spare parts such as UV lamps, filter elements, etc. supplied by Optimarin’s partners around the world.
The simple and reliable design with few movable parts makes the OBS one of the systems that requires the least maintenance and ensures operational reliability. The patented UV chamber which is made of copper-nickel and has a high water flow (167m³/h) and high UV intensity makes the UV lamps and the internals of the UV chamber self-cleaning and ensures a long service life. A self-cleaning UV system combined with the automatic back-flushing filters results in a minimal requirement for system cleaning and maintenance for the ship crew.
OBS is certified to adjust the power consumption according to the UV intensity. The system will automatically optimize the power usage depending on UV intensity which is based on the water quality during ballasting. The extensive treatment capability of OBS has shown that the OBS is capable of meeting both IMO and USCG regulations as well as the more stringent California standard.
Founded in 1982 as a pump supplier for the Norwegian maritime industry, the company’s evolution followed hand-in-hand with the technological development of the North Sea offshore market.
As these technologies and businesses gradually became more global, PG Flow Solutions made its way out into international waters and markets.
Rolls-Royce Marine specializes in ship design and the design and delivery of propulsion, positioning, maneuvering, motion control and ship systems. The company is one of the world´s foremost suppliers of marine propulsion systems, deck machinery and steering and stabilizing systems for the offshore, merchant and naval segments of the global marine market.
The company places great emphasis on fulfilling customer requirements – often designing and developing vessels before customers request them – and creating innovations that anticipate future demands. Its UT series ship designs are built worldwide. Rolls-Royce system solutions include fully integrated ship equipment systems in which the company provides designs and relevant documentation, delivery coordination, and guarantees of high quality and low lifecycle costs. It also offers a wide range of consultancy services, ranging from initial design to ship equipment supply and planned maintenance.
Offshore vessels are increasing in number, size and complexity, further increasing the demand for officers with the necessary skills and experience. Training in onshore simulators is widely used to train new officers and to maintain skills and competence of existing crew.
SMSC now makes it possible to perform unmatched realistic training onboard any vessel, by placing the actual vessel in a simulated environment. The patented innovation is named the Onboard Training System (“OTS”) and has been developed in close cooperation with Simon Møkster Shipping AS, and with support from Innovation Norway.
When training with the OTS, the vessel is in safe, open waters, and it is operated as it normally would be, using either manual controls or the vessel’s dynamic positioning system. The vessel’s motions and position in the real world are then replicated in the virtual world based on input from the vessel’s GPS and Gyro. The virtual world is shown on a dedicated screen on the bridge, directly in front of the officer undergoing training. The virtual world can contain any simulated objects and installations, such as other vessels, oilrigs, buoys, piers, etc.
By using the OTS, an officer can practice an approach to an installation, docking the ship at any port, navigating in narrow and constricted waters, and virtually any other operations.
Simon Møkster’s vessel Strilmøy has been the test platform for prototype versions of the OTS during the development of the product. The pre-release version was installed onboard in November 2013 for final testing prior to release, and the final version is now available.
The advantages of the OTS include, but are not limited to:
SKIPPER Electronics is situated in Oslo, Norway, in modern facilities with development, production, training, warehouse and office at the same location. This makes SKIPPER a flexible and reliable supplier of navigational electronics. SKIPPER Electronics AS is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and all the navigational electronics is IMO Wheelmarked. SKIPPER products are known worldwide for reliability, quality, sophistication and good value for money.
SKIPPER Transducers are provided with a large range of bottom mountings, including:
Sohome has specialized within IT infrastructure for maritime solutions. In cooperation with DNV GL Sohome has taken the steps to make sure the products follow international standards such as ISO/ IEC 11801 for cabling and NORSOK’s standards. Solutions have been delivered to vessels and rigs which operates in the harsh environments from storm to extreme temperatures, vibrations and saltwater. Reference list includes projects such as Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog, Aasta Hansteen, Mariner and Goliat as well as PSVs from Vard, Kleven and Havyard shipyards
Sohome is one of the major integrators in the maritime segment in Norway
Sohome can offer the following:
The company has been engaged in automation industry for more than 40 years and Valmet’s automation systems have been installed on board a large number of vessels. Automation solutions for cruise ships have been one of the very successful business areas. Valmet Automation AS in Norway is the centre of excellence for Valmet’s marine automation business line. The company coordinates Valmet’s local expertise worldwide to expand the business and provide the best service for their customers.
Ship automation systems based on Valmet technology have a long history. Development work on ship automation systems started in the early 1980s with Damatic Classic and has continued through to today’s Valmet DNA. The majority of installations have been for advanced ship types, such as cruise vessels.
In particular, reliability and high availability by redundancy features and high product quality have contributed to the success of Valmet’s automation systems.
With Valmet DNA, fully integrated control, alarm and monitoring solutions for machinery, electric power production, cargo, air-conditioning plants etc. are available. Valmet DNA offers the users versatile tools to analyze the historical performance and status of the controlled and monitored machinery.
Valmet’s Energy Management System integrates with the Valmet DNA. It is a comprehensive tool that enables the crew to optimize the performance of machinery and systems, in the end saving fuel and providing sustainability.
Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring measures and analyses the mechanical condition and performance of rotating machinery units, based on vibration and other machine parameters. The online system enables 24/7 monitoring, thus providing the fastest possible way to act on problems and to secure safe sailing, protect assets and increase working environment safety.
Exhaust gas cleaning is another of the company’s products for the maritime industry. Valmet’s hybrid scrubber is a combination of open and closed loop scrubber, and it can operate in both modes. Sea water is used to wash the exhaust gas in open loop mode, and in closed loop mode the wash water is circulated and alkali added. In the special dual water hybrid mode the con¬sumption of chemical, fresh water and electricity is optimized and the emissions from the ship can always be kept within regulatory limits in a cost efficient way. Valmet is the first company to introduce the dual water hybrid solution to the market.
Vestdavit’s tailor-made solutions for launching and recovering boats in difficult conditions at sea widen the operational window for users.
Vestdavit davits are built around a fail-safe self-tension system, a shock absorber to take peak loads and an end stop which all ensure crew safety while handling boats in demanding conditions.
Vestdavit systems need very little maintenance between five-yearly services and only a single operator when in use.
Vestdavit systems are easy to use and intuitive, reducing the need for crew training. Vestdavit provides training for all its systems.
Vestdavit focuses on reliability and ease of maintenance when designing systems. Users benefit from simpler, less frequent maintenance and fewer spare parts needed.
Vestdavit has supplied over 1,800 davits and side and stern launch systems since 1975. They have proven themselves over more than 35 years use in the North Sea and other harsh environments around the world.
Sustainable technology has been proven to provide huge advantages compared to traditional PWM-technology. STADT STASCHO has no electric losses and eliminates electric disturbances. This technology is perfect for fully electric ships.
Through the development of the STASCHO, STADT has put great effort in designing a converter system that can serve without major maintenance for more than 25 years. This has been possible by eliminating most of the DC components that have a limited lifetime that are typically found in PWM drives.
Major savings can be achieved by using the STADT STASCHO in ship propulsion system. This is possible due to the optimal operation of generator sets, and the no loss electric AC motor control for the propellers. Pollution from CO2, NOx, SOx is reduced equally.
Kvale’s offshore group assists parties
operating within the shipping sector,
including shipowners, charterers and
oil companies. Kvale is recognized for
its strong competence within contract
law and the firm has broad experience
in advising on the various contracts
applicable to maritime activities (inter alia
charter parties, supply contracts, vessel
service contracts, salvage contracts).
Kvale is providing legal services within all parts of the shipping and offshore industry, including maritime law, ship building, ship financing, marine insurance, tax law, environmental law and safety regulations.
Kvale’s unique competence within the oil and gas sector has been an important basis for Kvale’s activity within the maritime sector. The firm possesses a unique understanding of the interfaces between petroleum legislation and the maritime law regulating activities undertaken by support vessels etc.
Kvale has a frame agreement for legal services with the Norwegian Coastal Administration, a governmental body responsible for vessel traffic services, pilot services, national preparedness against acute pollution, maritime legislation and transport planning.
Kvale’s lawyers have considerable experience working with international treaties and regulations applicable for the shipping industry, and the firm has a team with lawyers specialized in EU law.
Kvale’s M&A/Corporate team has extensive experience with shipping transactions, and is acknowledged for its high quality services.
Kvale is highly recommended by leading rating bureaus such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, and is considered as one of the best offshore firms in Norway. Our strong understanding of the offshore and maritime industry is a key to continue to provide top services within this field.
“Kvale Advokatfi rma DA is the best law firm in oil and gas sector, procurement and construction.”
Users can track their assets, including rental equipment and their costs.
Automated procurement and material tracking can be used for reduced cost and improved availability.
Users can plan daily maintenance tasks and projects. They can monitor their barriers, performance and continuous maintenance improvement cycle.
Preventive safety and risk reducing work can be combined with deviations and undesired event reporting.
Star IPS is presently used onboard more than 1,800 ships/rigs across approximately 150 ship- and rig- owners/managers. The company has customers in all segments; jack-ups, semisubmersibles, drilling rigs, drill ships, FPSOs, land rigs, accommodation rigs, supply vessels, passenger/cruise ferries, product/chemical tankers, bulkers, tankers and third party managers.
Star Information System’s largest customers in the Offshore segment include well-known operators such as Cosl Drilling, Ocean Rig, Sapura Kencana, Prosafe, Farstad Offshore, Solstad Offshore, Teekay Offshore, Cotemar, Axis and many others.
Star Information Systems is a world-class provider of maritime software solutions and services. The company provides maritime software solutions and services to maximize profitability and operational safety for our customers.
SIS’ focus is to provide one integrated package onboard, which is easy-to-use, easy to maintain and covers all areas of operation for technical management.
The system is commonly run offline with replication/exchange of data every 24 hours from the ship to a central database in a server in the office, and vice versa. The system can however be run online if so required.
The office (server) concept allows companies to have one system, which can be integrated to any third party application such as financial accounting, or a crew management/payroll system.
NORWAY EXPORTS – Maritime
Ballast Control Systems
Bilge Control Systems
Cargo Control Systems
Communications Systems for Remote Monitoring
Condition Monitoring Systems
Fire Detection & Alarm Systems
Level Gauging & Tank Control Systems
Manoeuvring & Propulsion Remote Control Systems
Power Management Systems
Propulsion Control Systems
Remote Sounding Systems
Sensors & Transmitters
Valve Remote Control Systems
Vessel Monitoring Systems
Cargo Control Equipment
Cargo Handling Equipment & Lifts
Liquid Cargo Handling Systems
CP Propeller Systems
CP Propeller Systems Propeller Components
Engine Room Pumps
Mechanical Power Transmission Systems & Gears
Propulsion Systems Propeller Components
Compressed Air Dryers & Filters
Anchor Handling, Mooring Systems & Deck Machinery
Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Cables & Ropes
Catwalks, Gangways, Ladders, Landings, Ramps & Staircases
Closed-Circuit Television Systems
Davits & Launching Equipment
Fire Detection & Extinguishing Equipment
Fire Fighting Units
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Hydraulic Components & Control Units
Hydrophore Units & Pressure Vessels
Safety & Life-Saving Equipment
Sanitation Equipment & Prefabricated Wet Units
Survival Clothing & Suits
Tunnel & Retractable Thrusters
Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Heating Systems
Waste Treatment Equipment
NORWAY EXPORTS – Maritime
Maritime LAN IT Infrastructure
Satellite Communications Systems
Shipboard Communications Systems
Fleet & Ship Management Database
Dynamic Positioning Systems
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Integrated Bridge Systems
Search & Navigation Equipment
Administrative, Maintenance, Operation & Procurement Systems
Communications & IT Services
Design, Engineering & Package Deliveries
Marine Environment Protection Consultancy
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Research & Development
Staffi ng Company
Construction, Repair & Conversion
General Maintenance Activities
Stores, Spares & Service
The following list provides an overview of the Norwegian embassies, Consulate Generals and Innovation Norway offices located internationally. For more information on Norwegian embassy and Consulate General activities, please visit www.norway.info
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Baku, ISR Plaza, 11th floor 69,
Nizami Street Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel: +994 12 4974325 +994 12 4974325 / +994 12 4974326 +994 12 4974326 / +994 12 4974327 +994 12 4974327
Fax: +994 12 4973798
Brasilia – Embassy
SES 807 Avenida das Nacões; Lote 28, CEP 70, BR-418-900 Brasilia - DF
Tel: +55 61 3443 8722 +55 61 3443 8722 / +55 61 3443 8720 +55 61 3443 8720
Fax: +55 61 3443 2942
Rio de Janeiro – Consulate General
Rua Lauro Muller, 116-Suite 2206
Torre do Rio Sul/Botafogo-RJ, BR-22290-160
Tel: +55 21 2541 7732 +55 21 2541 7732
Fax:+ 55 21 2275 0161
Rio de Janeiro – Innovation Norway
Rua Lauro Muller, 116-Suite 2206
Torre do Rio Sul/Botafogo-RJ, BR-22290-160
Tel: +55 21 2541 7732 +55 21 2541 7732
Fax:+ 55 21 2275 0161
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sofia,
26-30 Bacho Kiro Str., bl. 2, 1000 Sofia
Tel: +35 92 80 36 100 +35 92 80 36 100
Toronto – Innovation Norway
2 Bloor Street West Suite 2120, Toronto Ontario M4W 3E2
Tel: +1 416 920 0434 +1 416 920 0434
Fax: +1 416 920 5982
Santiago de Chile – Embassy
Edificio Visionario, Los Militares 5001, Piso 7,
Las Condes, Casilla 2431, Santiago
Tel: +56 2 234 2888 +56 2 234 2888 / +56 2 234 2889 +56 2 234 2889
Fax: +56 2 234 2201
Shanghai – Consulate General / Innovation Norway
Room 1701, Bund Center, 222 East Yan’an Road
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002
Tel: + 86 21 - 6039 7500 + 86 21 - 6039 7500
Fax: + 86 21 - 6039 7501
Hong Kong – Honorary Consulate
Room 1510-1512, 15th Floor, West Tower, Shun Tak Centre 168-200 Connaught Road Central
Tel: +852 2546 9881 +852 2546 9881
Fax: +852 2546 9887
Prague – Innovation Norway
Royal Norwegian Embassy, Commercial Section Na Prikope 21
PO Box 102, CZ-11001 Prague 1
Tel: +4202 2481 0923 +4202 2481 0923
Fax: +4202 2481 0002
Tallinn – Embassy/ Innovation Norway
Harju 6, EE-15054 Tallinn
Tel: +372 62 71000 +372 62 71000
Fax: +372 62 71001
IN, Tel:+372 6313 466 +372 6313 466
Fax: +372 6313 468
Helsinki – Innovation Norway
Mannerheimintie 5C, FIN-00100 Helsinki
Tel: +358 20 755 1210 +358 20 755 1210
Fax: +358 964 0053
Paris – Innovation Norway
22 rue de Marignan, F-75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 56 59 20 40 +33 1 56 59 20 40
Fax: +33 1 56 59 20 41
IN, Tel: +33 1 5659 2040 +33 1 5659 2040
Mumbai – Innovation Norway
TCG Financial Centre, 3rd Flr, C-53, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
400098 Bandra (East) Mumbai
Jakarta – Embassy
Menara Rajawali Building, 20th floor, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950, Republic of Indonesia
Tel: + 62 21 2965 0000 + 62 21 2965 0000
Fax: + 62 21 2965 0001
Teheran – Embassy
No. 54, Dr. Lavasani street (Ex. Farmanieh St.), Corner of (Ex. Sonbol) Salmanpoor zahir street, Postal code 1953694483, Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98 21 2229 1333 +98 21 2229 1333
Fax: +98 21 2229 2776
Milan – Innovation Norway
Reale Ambasciata di Norvegia Ufficio Commerciale e del Tourismo Via G. Puccini, 5, I-20121 Milan
Tel: +39 02 854 514 11 +39 02 854 514 11
Fax: +39 02 854 514 30
Tokyo – Embassy/Innovation Norway
Minami Azabu 5-12-2; Minato-Ku, J-Tokyo 106-0047
Tel. +81-3-6408-8100 +81-3-6408-8100
lithuania - Innovation Norway
Didzioji 25-20 Vilnius, LT-01128
P.O Box 564, LT-01014 Vilnius, Lithuania
M: +370 68730775 +370 68730775
F: +370 5 2122746
Kuala Lumpur – Embassy / Innovation Norway
53 Floor, Vista Tower, The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400
Tel: +6 03 2171 0000 +6 03 2171 0000
Fax: +6 03 2171 0001
IN, Tel: +603 2162 1200 +603 2162 1200
Fax: +603 2162 2200
Maputo – Embassy
Av. Julius Nyerere
Tel: +258 21 480100 +258 21 480100 / +258 21 480101 +258 21 480101 / +258 21 480102 +258 21 480102 / +258 21 480103 +258 21 480103 / +258 21 480104 +258 21 480104
Fax: +258 21 480101
The Hague - Embassy / Innovation Norway
Eisenhowerlaan 77J, NL-2517 KK The Hague
Tel: +31 0 70 311 7611 +31 0 70 311 7611
Fax: +31 (0) 70 311 7629
IN, Tel: +31 70 346 7348 +31 70 346 7348
Fax: +31 70 360 7428
Abuja – Embassy
Plot 1529, T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Tel: +234 9 3149127 +234 9 3149127
Tel. satellite: +882 165 420 7489 +882 165 420 7489 / +882 165 420 7515 +882 165 420 7515
Fax: +234 9 3149309
Al Ram – Representative Office to the Palestinian authorities
World Bank Building (c/o Rosary Sisters Convent) Dahiat Al-Bareed, Al Ram, West Bank
Tel: +972 2 234 5050 +972 2 234 5050
Fax: +972 2 234 5079
Warsaw – Innovation Norway
c/o Royal Norwegian Embassy
Warta Tower, ul. Chmielna 85/87
Tel: +48 22 581 0 581 +48 22 581 0 581
Fax: +48 22 581 0 981
Buchurest – Embassy / Innovation Norway
Strada Atena 18, 011832 Bucharest 1
Tel: +40 0 21 306 98 00 +40 0 21 306 98 00
Fax: +40 0 21 306 98 90
Murmansk – Consulate General/ Innovation Norway
Ulitsa Sofji Perovskoj 5, RUS-183038 Murmansk
Tel: +7 815 2 400 600 +7 815 2 400 600
Fax: +7 815 2 457 451/+7 815 2 456 871
St.Petersburg – Innovation Norway
Kaluzhskij per.3, RUS-193015 St. Petersburg
Tel: +7812 326 9037 +7812 326 9037
Fax: +7812 326 9038
Singapore – Embassy/Innovation Norway
16 Raffles Quay; No 44-01 Hong Leong Bldg. Singapore 048581
Tel: +65 6220 7122 +65 6220 7122
Fax: +65 6220 2191
IN, Tel: +65 6 222 1316 +65 6 222 1316
Fax: +65 – 6 224 7079
Cape Town - Innovation Norway
Norton Rose House, 16th Floor, 8 Riebeek Street 8000Cape Town
Tlf: +087 150 0120 +087 150 0120 / +087 150 0128 +087 150 0128
Fax: +2712 362 4287
Seoul – Embassy / Innovation Norway
13th fl. Jeong-dong Building , 21-15 Jeongdong-gil Jung-gu, Seoul 100-784
Tel: +82 02 727 7100 +82 02 727 7100
Fax: 82 02 727 7199
Madrid – Innovation Norway
Real Embajada de Noruega
Paseo de la Castellana, 31-planta baja, 28046 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 344 09 87 +34 91 344 09 87
Fax: +34 91 344 09 47
Khartoum – Embassy
House no. 63, Street 49, Khartoum II
Tel: +249 183 578336 +249 183 578336 / +249 183 578343 +249 183 578343 / +249 183 578345 +249 183 578345 / +249 183 576788 +249 183 576788 /
Fax: +249 183 577180
Istanbul – Innovation Norway
Büyükdere Cad. No:127, Astoria Kempinski Residences B Blok 34394 GayrettepeIstanbul
Tlf: +90 212 284 4362 +90 212 284 4362
Fax: +90 212 284 4364
Houston – Consulate General / Innovation Norway
3410 West Dallas Street Houston, TX 77019
Tel: +1 713 620-4200 +1 713 620-4200
Fax: +1 713 620-4290
IN, Tel: +1 713 620 4260 +1 713 620 4260
Washington DC – Embassy/Innovation Norway
2720 34th Street N.W., Washington DC 20008-2714
Tel: +1 202 333 6000 +1 202 333 6000
Fax: +1 202 337 0870
IN, Tel: +1 212 421 9210 +1 212 421 9210
Fax: +1 202 337 0870
Hanoi – Embassy / Innovation Norway
Hanoi Tower, 8th Floor, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3974 8900 +84 4 3974 8900
Fax: +84 4 3974 3301
IN Tel: +84 4 3974 2933 +84 4 3974 2933
Fax: +84 4 3974 3303